What is a Redirect?

Redirects allow you to divert traffic from one page to another. Redirects are especially helpful when new pages are created you want users to use instead of the old version or when pages are deleted. If a redirect isn’t applied when a page is deleted, that page may still be indexed in search engines. If users click that page it will result in a 404 error (page not found) which is a poor user experience. 


How to access the Redirects tab 

All redirects can be added under the Redirects tab that is located within Account Settings.



Redirecting a single page

You can redirect any single page to a new internal page of your LiveEdit website or to an external page. For this example, let’s redirect on old pricing page (/pricing-2020) to a new one (/pricing-2021): 

  1. Navigate to the Redirects Tab 

  2. Click on Add Redirect 

  3. In the Pattern field, add in ^\/ + Page URL+ $. For example: ^\/pricing-2020$
    Note that the “\/” is a backslash and forward slash 

  4. In the Redirect To field, add in the new page. For example: /pricing-2021 

  5. In the Type selector, select Permanent 

  6. Click Add Redirect



Redirecting multiple pages with a wildcard 

A wild card redirect allows you to redirect multiple pages to one. For example, let’s say you want to redirect your pricing page (/pricing) and anything that comes after it (/pricing1, /pricing2, /pricing3) to a new pricing page.

  1. Navigate to the Redirects Tab 

  2. Click on Add Redirect 

  3. In the Pattern field, add in ^\/? + Page URL. For example: ^\/?pricing
    Note that the “\/” is a backslash and forward slash 

  4. In the Redirect To field, add in the new page. For example: /pricing-new

  5. In the Type selector, select Permanent 

  6. Click Add Redirect    



Removing /pages/ from the URL 

By default, all internal pages include /pages in the URL structure. To remove /pages and simplify the URL, add the following redirect:

  1. Navigate to the Redirects Tab 

  2. Click on Add Redirect 

  3. In the Pattern field, add in ^\/pages\/([^\/]*)$
    Note that the “\/” is a backslash and forward slash 

  4. In the Redirect To field, add in /$1 

  5. In the Type selector, select Permanent 

  6. Click Add Redirect




Removing /services / from the URL 

By default, all internal service pages, such as the Blog and Recipe, include /services in the URL structure. To remove /services and simplify the URL, add the following redirect:

  1. Navigate to the Redirects Tab 

  2. Click on Add Redirect 
  3. In the Pattern field, add in ^\/service\/([^\/]*)$
    Note that the “\/” is a backslash and forward slash 
  4. In the Redirect To field, add in /$1 
  5. In the Type selector, select Permanent 
  6. Click Add Redirect 



Tips: 

  • Redirect deleted pages to a new location to ensure there are no 404 errors. 
  • Choose 301 (permanent) if you don’t plan on removing the redirect. 
  • Choose 302 (temporary) if the redirect will be removed eventually.